Football Fiesta: Sports Academy Book 1

ISBN-13:
9781788491754

Five kids with one dream: to become the greatest sports stars in the world! Joe knows he has no chance of catching the mysterious scout's eye - he loves football, but he's by far the worst player in his club. Despite this, he's whisked away to a remote island and teamed up with four other kids: Kim, Craig, Ajit and Jess.
Five kids with one dream: to become the greatest sports stars in the world! Joe knows he has no chance of catching the mysterious scout's eye - he loves football, but he's by far the worst player in his club. Despite this, he's whisked away to a remote island and teamed up with four other kids: Kim, Craig, Ajit and Jess. But there's more to this island than meets the eye, as Joe learns it is home to the world's greatest Sports Academy. With the help of eccentric, genius coaches, he and his new friends are gradually transformed into serious players in their own sports. But the Academy's secrets are wanted by many others ... Is someone tracking them? Will Joe and Atlantis United escape the clutches of their mysterious pursuers? And can they possibly win their first big game deep in the jungles of Brazil?
wonderful. Combining a determined, hopeful sports story with something that reads very like a James Bond novel, this grabbed me straight away. Five very strong characters with true voices and diverse personalities, pull the reader straight into the action. There is adventure, espionage, intrigue and some amazing innovation. The reader may even pick up a few tips to help them up their own game. Siggins characteristic descriptive elements are present in force and are used to great effect to build a story that is really hard to put down. The passion and knowledge for his subject is transferred to the reader and, in this 'sports' story, there is something for everyone. Can't wait to read the next instalment -- Fallen Star Stories the dream of creating world class sports stars out of the lad who can't pass the ball accurately or the girl


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YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Action & Adventure / General; Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage); Footba